0:15 – Introductions: Jokes Are Funnier When You Explain Them!
0:55 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 1
4:30 – Metroid. So Much Metroid.
19:50 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 2
35:00 – Games that Are So Bad They’re Good
1:10:00 – Bad Rats
1:13:45 – A Discussion about Mass Effect (Sorry, BannerThief)
1:24:10 – Favourite Characters in Games
1:44:30 – Companion Characters, the Morality of Killing, and BioShock Infinite
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Linkdump after the jump.
Introductions: Jokes Are Funnier When You Explain Them! (0:15)
- The “say the whole word” segment from Community, S1E12 – “Comparative Religion.” (Source: hochsr’s channel on YouTube)
- The delightful Crazy Ex-Girlfriend theme song. (Source: racheldoesstuff on YouTube)
- A playthrough of P.T. (Source: HarshlyCritical on YouTube)
- You can’t download and install P.T. anymore, thanks to Konami. (Source: Polygon)
- The Greek alphabet. (Source: Omniglot)
What We’ve Been Playing, Part 1 (0:55)
- Hyrule Warriors DLC. (Source: Nintendo)
- A list of New 3DS exclusives. We were missing a few. (Source: Neogaf)
- Giant Cucco gameplay in Hyrule Warriors. (Source: Somewhat Awesome Games)
Metroid. So Much Metroid. (4:30)
- The Project AM2R website. Downloads have been taken down, though technically no cease-and-desist order has been issued.
- Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, the poorly-received PS Vita shooter.
- TheKappa was mistaken: Nintendo didn’t issue C&Ds or DMCA takedown notices for let’s plays; they merely placed copyright claims on them, which under YouTube’s system meant ad revenue accrued to them instead of let’s players. (Source: Kotaku) They then reversed course and allowed revenue sharing in a 70/30 agreement, but for all videos on a let’s player’s channel, not just Nintendo ones. (Source: Game Rant)
- Super Metroid at SGDQ 2016. (Run by oatsngoats, sweetnumb, zoast, and Behemoth87; Source: Games Done Quick on YouTube)
- Kaizo Mario World (a.k.a. “Asshole Mario”) is a series of ROM hacks for the SNES.
- The Shinespark move in Metroid games. (Source: Wikitroid on Wikia)
What We’ve Been Playing, Part 2 (19:50)
- Dreamfall Chapters trailer. (Source: GameSpot Trailers on YouTube)
- Zero Time Dilemma trailer. (Source: Aksys Games Localization on YouTube)
- Rhythm Heaven Megamix trailer. (Source: Nintendo on YouTube)
- The Secret World trailer. (Source: Funcom on YouTube)
- “Not my fucking tempo!” from Whiplash. (Source: Aleksa Bukvic on YouTube)
- Gravity Rush was originally released back in 2012. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The Amazon product page for Gravity Rush Remastered.
- Abzû trailer. (Source: PlayStation on YouTube)
- Trailer for the Fallout 4 “Vault-Tec Workshop” DLC. (Source: outsidexbox on YouTube)
- The recently-released trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. (Source: Star Wars on YouTube)
- 5-year celebration trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic. (Source: swtheoldrepublic on YouTube)
- Bravely Second: End Layer trailer. (Source: Nintendo UK on YouTube)
Games that Are So Bad They’re Good (35:00)
- Trailer for NBC’s Smash. The show somehow lasted two seasons. (Source: tvafterdark on YouTube)
- Two best friends play Deadly Premonition. (Source: TheSw1tcher on YouTube)
- Let’s play of Earth Defense Force 4.1. (Source: Rice Digital on YouTube)
- Let’s play of Saints Row 4. (Source: theRadBrad on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of the GTA IV “no friction” mod. (Source: linkjy on YouTube)
- Here’s a death scene compilation from Jurassic Park: The Game, including the t-rex vs. triceratops scene (Source: PugKanudo on YouTube). If you want to see the kid getting eaten, check out this video (Source: BiscuitDude01 on YouTube).
- A video about the “Press X to Jason” meme inspired by Heavy Rain. (Source: GameSpot on YouTube)
- Wikipedia has an entire article about Duke Nukem Forever’s development!
- The developers pulled Blackroom from Kickstarter to give themselves more time to work on a demo. (Source: Polygon)
- A text-based let’s play of Drakengard by The Dark Id. (Source: Let’s Play Archive)
- Website for the Manos: The Hands of Fate game.
- Some of the “danc[ing] with the angels” lines from the intro of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. So much cringe! (Source: AlchemistID on YouTube)
- The “conflict of interest” line from Command and Conquer: Renegade. (Source: Rokon on YouTube)
- The top 10 most ridiculous things said in Last Alert. (Source: Defunct Games on YouTube)
- The intro to Baten Kaitos, featuring some bad voice acting. (Source: omegaevolution on YouTube)
- “A bomb!” from Deus Ex. (Source: OetkerMD on YouTube)
- “Your right hand comes off?” from Resident Evil 4. (Source: neodarkid on YouTube)
- A let’s play of the Game of Thrones RPG. (Source: Vergoagogo on YouTube)
- The boss fight against the titular Arkham Knight in Batman: Arkham Knight. You’re better than this, Troy Baker.
- A comparison of Peter Dinklage and Nolan North in Destiny. Merve would like to editorialize and say that he doesn’t think one is any better than the other; he doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. (Source: Polygon on YouTube)
- Conan O’Brien in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. (Source: Gnomediva on YouTube)
- Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter Easter Egg in Halo 4. (Source: Rooster Teeth on YouTube)
- A bunch of fourth wall-breaking jokes in Kid Icarus: Uprising. There’s a comment on the video referring to Pit as “the Deadpool in Nintendo.” (Source: Nicobbq on YouTube)
- A let’s play of Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death. (Source: Jesse Cox on YouTube)
- Merve recorded Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta so you can watch it in all its hilariously bad glory.
Bad Rats (1:10:00)
- The Return of Talking Time forums.
- The Bad Rats: the Rats’ Revenge Steam page.
- The Bad Rats Show Steam page.
- Let’s plays for Bad Rats: the Rats’ Revenge and Bad Rats Show on The Return of Talking Time.
A Discussion about Mass Effect (Sorry, BannerThief) (1:13:45)
- A compilation of female Shepard Renegade moments from Mass Effect 2. (Source: Hellhammer111 on Youtube)
- Meeting the Illusive Man in Mass Effect 2. (Source: mrcraka on YouTube)
Favourite Characters in Games (1:24:10)
- Fire Emblem Fates character creation. (Source: GameXplain on YouTube)
- Article about Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII. (Source: Final Fantasy Wiki on Wikia)
- A cutscene from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask featuring Skull Kid. (Source: CountBleck2009 on YouTube)
- Singing in the car with Pierce from Saints Row: The Third. (Source: Hathur on YouTube)
- Steven Heck from Alpha Protocol displaying his complete lack of subtlety. (Source: PliktSaga on YouTube)
- A.V. Club article about Lakitu in Super Mario 64.
- Insult sword fighting in The Secret of Monkey Island. (Source: Evan M on YouTube)
Companion Characters, the Morality of Killing, and BioShock Infinite (1:44:30)
- Funny Wheatley moments from Portal 2. (Source: Cheapbit)
- The game design of Xenoblade Chronicles X and related games. (Source: Gamasutra)
- To clarify, Xenosaga Episode III is basicallyfour games compressed into one, since the decision to end the series prematurely wasn’t made until after Episode II. (Source: Wikpedia)
- Persona 4: Chie Satonaka and Yosuke Hanamura character pages. (Source: Megami Tensei Wiki on Wikia)
- Best HK-47 moments from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. (Source: Shem L on YouTube)
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Midna character page. (Source: Zeldapedia on YouTube)
- Some footage of Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite from early on in the game. (Source: DaniellllD on YouTube)